succussion splash

succussion splash

[səkush′ən]
Etymology: L, succutere, to shake up; ME, plasche, puddle
the sound elicited by shaking the body of a person who has free fluid and air or gas in a hollow organ or body cavity. This sound may be present over a normal stomach but also may be heard with hydropneumothorax, large hiatal hernia, or intestinal or pyloric obstruction.

succussion splash

Physical exam A splashing heard when rocking a Pt with a fluid collection in the pleural space, abdominal cavity, stomach or elsewhere
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Patient was dehydrated and in compensated shock with fullness in upper abdomen and positive succussion splash.
On examination the only finding was a gastric succussion splash.
Hyperresonant note was observed in the axillary and right interscapular region with positive succussion splash and shifting dullness.
Physical exam was unremarkable except for a mildly distended abdomen and the presence of a succussion splash on auscultation.
A succussion splash and shifting dullness were noted, and there was pedal edema.
Gastric succussion splash 3-4 hours after the last meal.
The pre-requisites for enrolment included, persistent vomiting of undigested food, gastric succussion splash heard 3-4 hours after the last meal, visible gastric peristalsis or palpably distended and hypertrophied stomach, overnight fasting gastric aspirate of more than 200 c.